Vivendi News


World of Warcraft Nets 10 Million Subscribers

By Chris Faylor, Jan 22, 2008 9:36am PST

Blizzard Entertainment's unavoidable MMORPG sensation World of Warcraft (PC) now sports over 10 million active subscribers, the company has...


"It also allows people to play on slow laptops and not lag out in 25-40man content."

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Activision Claims Leading Publisher Slot for 2007

By Chris Remo, Dec 17, 2007 2:47pm PST

In an announcement today, publisher Activision stated it holds the number one home console and handheld video game publisher in the United States...


"That's precisely why these press releases are not particularly aimed at you. You just happened ..."

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Blizzard's Mike Morhaime Joins AIAS Hall of Fame

By Chris Faylor, Dec 12, 2007 9:47am PST

Blizzard Entertainment co-founder, president and CEO Mike Morhaime (pictured left) is the latest addition to the Academy of Interactive Arts &...


"Ask him if they're working on Diablo 3. If he says they have no real plans at this time, he's ..."

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Shacknews' Week in Review: December 7, 2007

By Carlos Bergfeld, Dec 07, 2007 4:38pm PST

Here's a quick summary of all this week's feature content, followed by some of the more prominent news items, in reverse chronological order....


"need more of the smaller news items, but yes.. I agree, the amount of work they put into the ..."

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Activision Blizzard: Blizzard Yet to Meet Full Potential, No Plans For Blizz. Franchises on Consoles

By Chris Faylor, Dec 03, 2007 6:27am PST

Speaking on the merger between Activision and Vivendi Games, Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy has labeled subsidiary Blizzard Entertainment as the...


"You clearly haven't played any Blizzard titles. Or maybe WoW, without knowing how MMO launches ..."

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Morning Discussion

By Jeff "geedeck" Gondek, Dec 03, 2007 6:01am PST

Alas, it is Monday again. Hate to be the herald of bad news, but at least my recap has plenty of material. We dropped a special edition ShackCast,...


"just in case anyone is looking for this on google or something it's from Time Trumpet - the ..."

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Vivactard/Blivendivision Formed, Industry Continues Morphing into Clumsy Lumbering Cyclops

By Chris Remo, Dec 02, 2007 11:53am PST

The writing has been on the wall for quite some time, but it is now as clear as it has ever been that the games industry is going the route of the...


"My point was more like even the mighty can fall, and there's always small indies competing with ..."

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Activision and Blizzard Owner Vivendi Games Merge, Create Activision Blizzard

By Chris Faylor, Dec 02, 2007 9:26am PST

In a surprising and wholly unexpected Sunday announcement, Blizzard Entertainment owner Vivendi Games announced that it will be merging...


"Yes...I still don't care what kind of news you're receiving in the gaming world. "

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More Ghostbusters Game Details Apparate, Developers Named, Yummy Screenshot (Updated)

By Chris Faylor, Nov 15, 2007 4:27pm PST

Update: A fluffy and downright delicious screenshot of the Terminal Reality-developed game (PC, PS3, X360) has surfaced, featuring burning...


"Aeon Flux was their most recent game, wasn't it? I enjoyed it. Seriously. He-he."

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XBLA Dev: 'Dreaded Realities of Business Models' Setting In

By Chris Faylor, Oct 29, 2007 12:40pm PDT

An Xbox Live Arcade developer admits to Shacknews that the Xbox 360's much-vaunted download service might be turning more traditional.


"Everything you say is true, and we definately realize that at Frozen Codebase and are -in fact- ..."

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Nintendo Displaces Longtime Incumbent EA as Game Developer Magazine's Top Publisher

By Chris Remo, Oct 08, 2007 4:01pm PDT

Industry print publication Game Developer has released its 2007 list of Top 20 Publishers in video games, and the top slot has changed for the...


"If financial weight was the primary determinant, it would still be EA I'm sure."

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Rumble-compatible PlayStation 3 Titles Listed, Includes Rage, UT3, MotorStorm, Many More

By Chris Faylor, Sep 20, 2007 7:27am PDT

Following last night's announcement of the PlayStation 3's rumbling DualShock 3 controller--which arrives in Japan this fall, then North America...


"I guess their console isn't selling as hot as they expected so now they have to rip off the ..."

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Nokia Revives N-Gage Brand with Software-based Gaming Platform

By Nick Breckon, Aug 29, 2007 1:55pm PDT

Bringing back the idea of a single phone-based gaming platform in a not-so-clam-shaped form, Nokia today announced the N-Gage application, a...


"It'll mean that the platform can be ubiquitous and actually leverages nokia's huge phone ..."

- geedeck see all 15 comments

Double Fine Project Rumored for Leipzig Unveiling, Schafer Denies Claims (Updated)

By Chris Remo, Aug 15, 2007 2:27pm PDT

A now-removed news post on Norwegian gaming site Gamer.no earlier this week claimed that Double Fine Productions' unannounced in-development game...


"I did the same thing several times while playing Psychonauts! Call me a fanboy now, though."

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Aliens, Predators Continue Interspecial Hatred on PSP

By Carlos Bergfeld, Aug 14, 2007 1:16pm PDT

An Aliens vs. Predator game based on the upcoming movie will arrive on PSPs in the near future, Vivendi subsidiary Sierra Entertainment announced...


"That chick was totally about to bone the predator at the end. It was a goddamned buddy/love flick."

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